Almost everyone craves sweets. Rather than depending on processed sugar to satisfy cravings, add naturally sweet foods to your daily diet to satisfy your sweet tooth. Did you know that one way to satisfy a sugar craving is to eat sweet root veggies?
Sweet vegetables soothe the internal organs of the body and energize the mind. And because many of these vegetables are root vegetables, they are energetically grounding, which helps to balance out the spaciness people often feel after eating other kinds of sweet foods. Adding in sweet vegetables helps to crowd out less healthy foods in the diet.
Sweet veggies include corn, carrots, onions, beets, winter squashes, sweet potatoes and yams, and also turnips, parsnips and rutabagas. Some veggies don't taste sweet in the mouth (red radishes, daikon, green cabbage and burdock) but have a similar effect on the body in that they maintain blood sugar levels, reduce sweet cravings, and break down animal foods in the body.
A simple way to cook these vegetables is to follow the recipe below that we call Sweet Sensation. It has few ingredients and preparation time is minimal.
Sweet Sensation Recipe
Other cooking methods include steaming, roasting, stir-frying. They can also be simmered and pureed to create a soup, or you can simply eat them raw, grated in a salad. Be creative!
Courtesy Leah Crescenzo and © Integrative Nutrition
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